Benjamin Bear

Benjamin Bear

 Orlando, Florida, USA
BandHip HopFolk

One of the rising stars in the relatively new world of nerd music, Benjamin Bear fuses his unique production with clever lyrics and enthusiastic delivery. Chasing the line between folk music and hip-hop, Benjamin Bear brings something for everyone.

Biography

Benjamin Bear, perhaps best known for his work with Florida nerdcore group Emergency Pizza Party, has never been afraid to blend music genres to his will.

His style is a result of an eclectic blend of influences, including 1970s era progressive rock, industrial metal, grunge, underground hip-hop, and folk music. The resulting production combined with his left-of-center perspective on life has garnered him a cult following and critical acclaim for not only his free-to-download albums, but also his energetic live shows.

In 2011, Benjamin released "Tuesday," which Wired.com described as "speed rhyming with a sardonic kick," stating that "even if you don't enjoy rap or hip-hop you'll most likely enjoy this."

Discography

2008 - The Bear Necessities
2010 - Everything Left
2011 - Tuesday

Set List

Benjamin's set length is typically between 20 and 45 minutes, and can be either hip-hop, folk, or a combination of both. Currently he is playing material from both his "Everything Left" and "Tuesday" LPs, as well as a few surprise cover songs.